Christopher Pitera, ESQ.
Christopher Pitera is a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Cannella & O’Neal. Chris represents persons who have been injured through no fault of their own in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is an experienced, passionate, and effective attorney-advocate. His main focus is promoting his clients’ total recovery. To that end, he works tirelessly and zealously so that his clients can achieve the best possible outcome on their case.
Prior to joining Cannella & O’Neal, Chris was an Assistant Attorney General with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity, he has tried numerous civil cases to verdict, settled hundreds more, and recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Chris also litigated and negotiated hundreds of medical lien reductions on behalf of MCV Hospital, so he knows how to maximize recoveries for plaintiffs.
Chris is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia State Bar – Young Lawyers Conference, Richmond Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He is Co-Chair of the Virginia State Bar YLC Professional Development Conference and Chair of the Richmond City No Bills Night featured on NBC News 12.
Outside of these legal commitments, Chris is a coach for the YMCA youth sports league, and an active member of his church and community.
Chris received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York – Stony Brook, where he graduated magna cum laude and a member of the Honors College. Before going to law school, Chris was a White House intern serving in the Executive Office of the President and thereafter served as a Congressional intern. He went on to receive his law degree from Liberty University School of Law, where he was the Student Works Editor for the Liberty Legal Journal, member and traveling competitor of the Moot Court Board, Vice-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, and 2L Senator. He currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at his alma mater.
Chris resides in the greater Richmond area with his wife and two children.